Over the last year, I've been working on a renovation project for this wonderful couple in Mountain Brook. I've mentioned other aspects of this project here and here. Among all the changes, we converted a small office the husband was using into a walk in closest for the wife.
Also during the process, we replaced the dining room chandelier which was really not large enough for the space with something more to scale (I promise to show you pictures of the dining room at some point). So, rather than get rid of the old chandelier, I suggested we move it to the new closet for a touch of girly glam. Also, since the new closet was not very big, we hired a professional closest designer to come in and make the most of the space.
Afterwards, my very organized client, "styled" the space with her things. Notice how we painted the back wall a pale blue. Initially, I wanted to wall paper this area, but we ended up painting it this beautiful color, and I think it was the right decision.
My client came across this little stool in an antique/consignment shop. After helping her pick out the fabric and trim, she redid it on her own! I think the scale works perfectly in the space.
How many of you have crystal pieces similar to these stored in a buffet or closet? Why not pull them out and use them in a spot that needs some sparkle.
Needless to say, I was BLOWN away by how beautiful it turned out and how indulgent it seemed to have such a wonderfully organized closet! So, I went home and did my own. Here's the before of my closet (I know, shocking that I'm showing you this!)
Also, I cleaned up my husband's side up a bit too.
Overall, he's a pretty neat guy (in more ways than one, I might add)!
Around the same time I was working on this project, I entered and won a giveaway hosted by Laura on her delightful blog Bright, Bold, and Beautiful for this glamourous book by the talented Annette Tatum . . .
When I finally sat down to check it out, I just had to laugh. The book is about looking at what you wear and taking clues from this to decorate your home. The idea is that your home should reflect the true you.
Well, of course all the images of closets in this book were amazing. They just made me want to jump into the picture and look around. So, after I read it cover to cover, I walked into my newly organized closet to see what colors, patterns, accessories I wear day to day.
For the most part, I am drawn to the same colors for fashion as I am for interiors. But, I've not really been bringing my love for accessories to the table for interior design projects. So, I will be thinking about that more on current projects!
If you are interested in organizing your closets, I have a great contact I will share with you here in Birmingham to make that happen. She is wonderful at coming up with the best use of a small spot.